School speed zones return on Sept. 8

Police say drivers should be extra careful when approaching crosswalks as students may be distracted by putting on masks and may not be as careful when crossing at crosswalks or designated areas.

Drivers are reminded that school zone speed limits are in effect as of Tuesday, Sept. 8 — and RCMP officers will be again be enforcing the 30 km/h limit.

Drivers will need to be extra vigilant when travelling in school zones as students may be picked up or dropped off at unconventional times as classes resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Police say drivers should be extra careful when approaching crosswalks as students may be distracted by putting on masks and may not be as careful when crossing at crosswalks or designated areas. Pedestrians should always stay alert when crossing streets and watch for traffic even if they have the right of way.

Police advise pedestrians to wear brightly coloured clothing or put reflective decals on bags and backpacks, especially once it starts to get dark earlier.

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